Al Harrington provides steady influence for Wizards as playoffs loom
With 15 years, seven teams and six playoff appearances under his belt since jumping from high schools to the pros in 1998, Al Harrington stands as the Washington Wizards‘ elder statesmen of sorts.
But Harrington isn’t content with simply serving as a voice from the bench and in the huddle. This much was clear in Friday’s 91-78 win against Indiana, when the stocky forward came off the bench to ignite the Wizards during the second quarter of a game that many thought would be decided by the up-tempo play of Washington’s younger athletes.
Beginning with a fadeaway jumper a little more than two minutes into the second period, Harrington scored 10 consecutive points for Washington, opening a double-digit lead with John Wall on the bench.
-- Washington Post Blog